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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321249/facing-each-other-mammal-mothers-and-infants-prefer-the-position-favouring-right-hemisphere-processing
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Andrey Giljov, Karina Karenina, Yegor Malashichev
The right hemisphere plays a crucial role in social processing. Human mothers show a robust left cradling/holding bias providing greater right-hemispheric involvement in the exchange of social information between mother and infant. Here, we demonstrate that a similar bias is evident in face-to-face spatial interactions in marine and terrestrial non-primate mammals. Walruses and Indian flying foxes showed a significant population-level preference for the position which facilitates the use of the left visual field in both mother and infant...
January 2018: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317073/micro-calibration-of-space-and-motion-by-photoreceptors-synchronized-in-parallel-with-cortical-oscillations-a-unified-theory-of-visual-perception
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Ravinder Jerath, Shannon M Cearley, Vernon A Barnes, Mike Jensen
A fundamental function of the visual system is detecting motion, yet visual perception is poorly understood. Current research has determined that the retina and ganglion cells elicit responses for motion detection; however, the underlying mechanism for this is incompletely understood. Previously we proposed that retinogeniculo-cortical oscillations and photoreceptors work in parallel to process vision. Here we propose that motion could also be processed within the retina, and not in the brain as current theory suggests...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315637/rapid-detection-and-differentiation-of-carp-oedema-virus-and-cyprinid-herpes-virus-3-in-koi-and-common-carp
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H Soliman, M El-Matbouli
Carp oedema virus (CEV) and koi herpes virus (KHV) are of major concern to common carp breeders and koi enthusiasts worldwide. The viruses cause diseases that exhibit similar external signs; thus, it is difficult to distinguish between them clinically. In this study, we developed and optimized rapid and accurate single- and multiplex isothermal diagnostic tools, based on recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA), for detection and differentiation of CEV and KHV. The assays were combined with a lateral flow dipstick to enable visual detection of amplification products and simplify post-amplification analysis...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310395/delayed-onset-of-pressure-induced-interlamellar-stromal-keratitis-in-a-patient-with-recurrent-uveitis-a-case-report
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Che-Yuan Kuo, Yu-Fan Chang, Yu-Bai Chou, Chih-Chien Hsu, Pei-Yu Lin, Catherine Jui-Ling Liu
INTRODUCTION: Corticosteroid treatment for uveitis can lead to delayed-onset pressure-induced interlamellar stromal keratitis (PISK), even years after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK).A 35-year-old man presented to our clinic after experiencing blurred vision in his left eye for 1 month. For the past month, he had been prescribed topical steroid and anti-glaucomatous medication. He had undergone LASIK for both eyes 5 years earlier, and had suffered uveitis attacks in his left eye over the last 2 years...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288675/field-usable-lateral-flow-immunoassay-for-the-rapid-detection-of-macluravirus-large-cardamom-chirke-virus
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Yogita Maheshwari, Vijayanandraj Selvaraj, Rakesh Kumar Jain, Bikash Mandal
A simple and rapid lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA) was developed by utilizing gold nanoparticles conjugated to a polyclonal antibody against coat protein of large cardamom chirke virus (LCCV). The LFIA was based on the principle of sandwich immunoassay, detected LCCV within ∼10 minutes and the results could be evaluated visually. The colloidal gold (CG) was made using 1% gold chloride solution. The LCCV IgG (1 μg/μl) and Mouse IgG (0.5 μg/μl) were conjugated with CG individually and coated onto a conjugate pad at 1:1 ratio...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286373/central-and-divided-visual-field-presentation-of-emotional-images-to-measure-hemispheric-differences-in-motivated-attention
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Aminda J O'Hare, Ruth Ann Atchley, Keith M Young
Two dominant theories on lateralized processing of emotional information exist in the literature. One theory posits that unpleasant emotions are processed by right frontal regions, while pleasant emotions are processed by left frontal regions. The other theory posits that the right hemisphere is more specialized for the processing of emotional information overall, particularly in posterior regions. Assessing the different roles of the cerebral hemispheres in processing emotional information can be difficult without the use of neuroimaging methodologies, which are not accessible or affordable to all scientists...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280020/role-of-trabeculectomy-in-advanced-glaucoma-whether-we-stand-to-consider-it-a-bane-or-a-boon-today
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Harinder Singh Sethi, Mayuresh P Naik, Komal Saluja
PURPOSE: To elucidate the role of trabeculectomy in advanced glaucoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Only patients with primary open-angle glaucoma were selected. All patients who had cup-disc ratio of 0.9 or a near-total cupping were given a trial of aggressive maximum medical therapy for IOP control for at least 4 weeks. Target IOP was defined as ≤ 12 mm Hg. Patients who showed progression were included in the study. A total of 10 patients were selected. Trabeculectomy was performed using limbal-based conjunctival flap...
December 26, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276052/nonsyndromic-retinitis-pigmentosa-in-the-ashkenazi-jewish-population-genetic-and-clinical-aspects
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Adva Kimchi, Samer Khateb, Rong Wen, Ziqiang Guan, Alexey Obolensky, Avigail Beryozkin, Shoshi Kurtzman, Anat Blumenfeld, Eran Pras, Samuel G Jacobson, Tamar Ben-Yosef, Hadas Newman, Dror Sharon, Eyal Banin
PURPOSE: To analyze the genetic and clinical findings in retinitis pigmentosa (RP) patients of Ashkenazi Jewish (AJ) descent, aiming to identify genotype-phenotype correlations. DESIGN: Cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Retinitis pigmentosa patients from 230 families of AJ origin. METHODS: Sanger sequencing was performed to detect specific founder mutations known to be prevalent in the AJ population. Ophthalmologic analysis included a comprehensive clinical examination, visual acuity (VA), visual fields, electroretinography, color vision testing, and retinal imaging by OCT, pseudocolor, and autofluorescence fundus photography...
December 22, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260024/unihemispheric-central-nervous-system-vasculitis
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Sikawat Thanaviratananich, Bashar Katirji
Patients with primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV) usually manifest with multiple enhancing bilateral hemispheric lesions. We presented an extremely rare clinical course and follow-up of a patient with PCNSV affecting only a single (right) hemisphere. A 33-year-old previously healthy man presented with a left hand clonic seizure followed by a secondary generalized tonic-clonic seizure and dysarthria. MRI brain revealed multiple hyperintense lesions confined to only the right hemisphere with contrast enhancement, involving both white and grey matters...
June 2017: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249953/learning-peri-saccadic-remapping-of-receptive-field-from-experience-in-lateral-intraparietal-area
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Xiao Wang, Yan Wu, Mingsha Zhang, Si Wu
Our eyes move constantly at a frequency of 3-5 times per second. These movements, called saccades, induce the sweeping of visual images on the retina, yet we perceive the world as stable. It has been suggested that the brain achieves this visual stability via predictive remapping of neuronal receptive field (RF). A recent experimental study disclosed details of this remapping process in the lateral intraparietal area (LIP), that is, about the time of the saccade, the neuronal RF expands along the saccadic trajectory temporally, covering the current RF (CRF), the future RF (FRF), and the region the eye will sweep through during the saccade...
2017: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249282/spatial-information-in-a-non-retinotopic-visual-cortex
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Julien Fournier, Christian M Müller, Ingmar Schneider, Gilles Laurent
Turtle dorsal cortex (dCx), a three-layered cortical area of the reptilian telencephalon, receives inputs from the retina via the thalamic lateral geniculate nucleus and constitutes the first cortical stage of visual processing. The receptive fields of dCx neurons usually occupy the entire contralateral visual field. Electrophysiological recordings in awake and anesthetized animals reveal that dCx is sensitive to the spatial structure of natural images, that dCx receptive fields are not entirely uniform across space, and that adaptation to repeated stimulation is position specific...
December 8, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244636/event-related-electroencephalographic-lateralizations-mark-individual-differences-in-spatial-and-nonspatial-visual-selection
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Iris Wiegand, Natan Napiorkowski, Thomas Töllner, Anders Petersen, Thomas Habekost, Hermann J Müller, Kathrin Finke
Selective attention controls the distribution of our visual system's limited processing resources to stimuli in the visual field. Two independent parameters of visual selection can be quantified by modeling an individual's performance in a partial-report task based on the computational theory of visual attention (TVA): (i) top-down control α, the relative attentional weighting of relevant over irrelevant stimuli, and (ii) spatial bias wλ, the relative attentional weighting of stimuli in the left versus right hemifield...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239527/removal-of-epileptically-compromised-tissue-in-the-frontal-cortex-restores-oculomotor-selection-in-the-antisaccade-task
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Stefan Van der Stigchel, Frans S S Leijten, Mariska J Vansteensel, Hendrik Chris Dijkerman, Nick F Ramsey, Zachary V Freudenburg
The frontal cortex is heavily involved in oculomotor selection. Here, we investigated the neural correlates of eye movement selection during an antisaccade task in a young epileptic patient in whom the seizure focus included the frontal cortex and affected its function. Before resection surgery, the patient had difficulty in performing correct antisaccades towards the visual field contralateral to the seizure focus. Because the FEF is the only area in the human frontal cortex that is known to have a lateralized oculomotor function in the antisaccade task, this behavioural imbalance between the two visual fields suggests a disruption of FEF functioning by the nearby seizure focus...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237466/rapid-detection-of-infectious-bovine-rhinotracheitis-virus-using-recombinase-polymerase-amplification-assays
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Peili Hou, Hongmei Wang, Guimin Zhao, Chengqiang He, Hongbin He
BACKGROUND: Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus (IBRV) is a major pathogen in cattle and has led to significant economic losses to the dairy industry worldwide, and therefore a more optimal method for the rapid diagnosis of IBRV infection is highly needed. In this study, we described the development of a lateral flow dipstrip (LFD) of isothermal recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) method for rapid detection of IBRV. METHODS: Distinct regions were selected as a candidate target for designing the LFD-RPA primers and probes...
December 13, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230379/cross-cultural-and-hemispheric-laterality-effects-on-the-ensemble-coding-of-emotion-in-facial-crowds
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Hee Yeon Im, Sang Chul Chong, Jisoo Sun, Troy G Steiner, Daniel N Albohn, Reginald B Adams, Kestutis Kveraga
In many social situations, we make a snap judgment about crowds of people relying on their overall mood (termed "crowd emotion"). Although reading crowd emotion is critical for interpersonal dynamics, the sociocultural aspects of this process have not been explored. The current study examined how culture modulates the processing of crowd emotion in Korean and American observers. Korean and American (non-East Asian) participants were briefly presented with two groups of faces that were individually varying in emotional expressions and asked to choose which group between the two they would rather avoid...
October 2017: Culture and Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226250/tip-enhanced-ablation-and-ionization-mass-spectrometry-for-nanoscale-chemical-analysis
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Zhisen Liang, Shudi Zhang, Xiaoping Li, Tongtong Wang, Yaping Huang, Wei Hang, Zhilin Yang, Jianfeng Li, Zhongqun Tian
Spectroscopic methods with nanoscale lateral resolution are becoming essential in the fields of physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and materials science. However, the lateral resolution of laser-based mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) techniques has so far been limited to the microscale. This report presents the development of tip-enhanced ablation and ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TEAI-TOFMS), using a shell-isolated apertureless silver tip. The TEAI-TOFMS results indicate the capability and reproducibility of the system for generating nanosized craters and for acquiring the corresponding mass spectral signals...
December 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216195/reduced-visual-attention-in-heterogeneous-textures-is-reflected-in-occipital-alpha-and-theta-band-activity
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Tobias Feldmann-Wüstefeld, Makoto Miyakoshi, Marco Alessandro Petilli, Anna Schubö, Scott Makeig
Increasing context heterogeneity has been found to reduce attention deployment towards an embedded target item. Heterogeneity in visual search tasks is typically induced by segmenting the background into several perceptual groups. In the present study, however, context heterogeneity was induced by varying whole-field heterogeneity, i.e., the degree of distractor variability within the entire context. This allowed us to (i) more gradually vary context heterogeneity, and (ii) investigate attention deployment on a whole-field scale...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213252/hemispheric-asymmetries-in-price-estimation-do-brain-hemispheres-attribute-different-monetary-values
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Felice Giuliani, Anita D'Anselmo, Luca Tommasi, Alfredo Brancucci, Davide Pietroni
The Spatial Numerical Association of Response Codes (SNARC) effect has been associated with a wide range of magnitude processing. This effect is due to an implicit relationship between numbers and horizontal space, according to which weaker magnitudes and smaller numbers are represented on the left, whereas stronger magnitudes and larger numbers are represented on the right. However, for some particular type of magnitudes such as price, judgments may be also influenced by perceived quality and thus involving valence attribution biases driven by brain asymmetries...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213233/multisensory-and-modality-specific-influences-on-adaptation-to-optical-prisms
#19
Elena Calzolari, Federica Albini, Nadia Bolognini, Giuseppe Vallar
Visuo-motor adaptation to optical prisms displacing the visual scene (prism adaptation, PA) is a method used for investigating visuo-motor plasticity in healthy individuals and, in clinical settings, for the rehabilitation of unilateral spatial neglect. In the standard paradigm, the adaptation phase involves repeated pointings to visual targets, while wearing optical prisms displacing the visual scene laterally. Here we explored differences in PA, and its aftereffects (AEs), as related to the sensory modality of the target...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210928/retinal-ganglion-cell-topography-in-patients-with-visual-pathway-pathology
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Simon Zehnder, Hannes Wildberger, James V M Hanson, Sebastian Lukas, Stefan Pelz, Klara Landau, Werner Wichmann, Christina Gerth-Kahlert
BACKGROUND: To investigate and quantify the impact of intracranial lesions at different locations within the visual pathway on the ganglion cell layer-inner plexiform layer (GCL-IPL) complex and the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL). METHODS: Patients with intracranial lesions affecting the optic chiasm (Group I) or the optic tract and/or lateral geniculate nucleus (Group II) were included. All patients received kinetic visual field assessment and underwent spectral domain optical coherence tomography...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
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